Category: Hiking

Where are Spain’s Balearic Islands?

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel Community! The cool, crisp days of the fall season are here for most of us in the US, and the steamy hot days of July and August are long in our review mirror. This summer was the hottest on record for the planet, and much of Europe felt the heat. Next summer will likely be

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Europe Edition – Top Client Experiences 💯

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! I first want to say how tragic the sudden burning of historic Lahaina on the island of Maui, Hawaii is. As the news unfolded last week, I was brought back to my time there personally as well as many of my clients. We all made priceless memories in Maui. My heart goes out to

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More of just back from… 🦁

Happy Friday after Thanksgiving Hidden Gem Travel community! I’m sending this newsletter a day later than usual since yesterday was Thanksgiving. I hope you had a memorable holiday with your family and friends and have plenty of leftovers to enjoy over the long weekend. This week, I’m continuing the write-up of my incredible safari experience in Tanzania earlier this month.

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Just back from… 🦁

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! I’m finally over jet lag from my safari experience in Tanzania, Africa. The trip was a life-changing experience, and I’m excited to share it with you in this and future newsletters. If you read my recent newsletter covering safaris for first-timers, you might ask where is Tanzania and why there? Tanzania is found in

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African Safaris for First-Timers 🦒

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! How are your preparations for Halloween going? If you have school-aged children, you’re likely in a rush to prepare for costumes and parties – it’s a very busy time and the kiddos are excited! As a parent of older kids, I have many fond memories of Halloween and costume selection, including Scooby-Doo characters, aliens,

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Rave Reviews ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! As I write this newsletter on a sunny, cool morning, I’m thinking ahead to what I have on tap for fall travel. My schedule ramps up in the offseason (mid-October to mid-December) for many destinations making it ideal for scoping things out without the crowds. Regular readers will recall that last fall I traveled

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The Must-Do Summer Vacation🦅

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! Have you had enough downtime this summer or like me been so busy that you realize that you need some quiet time? August is a good month to carve out that time, and I encourage you to block space on your calendar to make it happen before the hectic fall schedule is upon you.

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Amazing Croatia – More to Love

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! What are your plans for Easter weekend if you celebrate? It’s a peak week for travel in some destinations and “shoulder season” for others as we discussed in recent newsletters. I’ll be marking the holiday in an unusual way – more to come on that soon! This week’s newsletter is part two of our

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Summer 2022

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community! It was another busy week here in travel land with many clients planning some pretty epic vacations for this and next year. The forecast for travel in 2022 is looking to exceed levels from 2019! The reason is due to pent-up demand and excitement that the ability to travel is becoming somewhat easier than

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Walking, Hiking, or Cycling?

Happy Thursday Hidden Gem Travel community!  Are you as excited as I am for spring?  With the daffodils sprouting and more people getting vaccinated, this spring season feels doubly welcomed.  I spent a good chunk of this week talking with travel colleagues across the pond.  They can’t wait to welcome us back!  If you have your sights on a vacation

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I’m the founder of Hidden Gem Travel Consulting. As your personal travel advisor, I craft custom worldwide itineraries that astound and inspire you.

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